Persuasive Essay On The Environment

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The issue of the environment, a topic of discussion that seems to be receiving more and more traction with each passing day, is all anyone seems to be talking about. Today it is hard not to be bombarded with images and news of environmental degradation this way and that. What that exactly means for humans, other species, and the world as a whole, is an ever-growing question that has yet to be fully answered. By conducting a survey, I was able to gather information regarding how the students in my community regard climate change and the environment. In other words, it was to derive and understand their thoughts and views on climate change, environmentalism and the environment by conducting a survey in the hopes of getting this information from …show more content…
“Why a survey?” one may ask. Surveys play a pivotal part in a scientific research. They can be quite effective if applied correctly. One that comes to mind is anonymity, as was with my survey. Having the participant answer the questions anonymously allows them to be more honest and candid in their answers, which can in turn lead to more accurate results. Surveys can be extensive, reaching out to a broader audience, without having to do as much work, thus advancing an individual’s experiment and/or research that much further.
The main objective of conducting my survey was to get an overall sense on where people stood on the point of environmentalism and climate change. An offshoot of this objective I was curious to explore more of was whether one’s place of origin, where they grew up had an affect on how their outlook of the environment. Also what people were more drawn to do to be quote unquote
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Rather than ask what the individual taking the survey’s age was since this was survey was given out to college students who’d more likely than not be close in range by age, I opted for a more different approach. I wanted to see whether where a person grew up affected their view on the environment. With many people who grew up in an urban area the environment didn’t seem to be as of concern whereas to those who grew up in the suburbs or a rural community. Seven out of the twelve people who said the environment was not on top of their list were those who had grew up in a urban community. Four out of the five participants of urban origin did not think with certainty that climate change was a serious problem. Again, those who came from a city setting thought government regulations on the environment should stay the same, or not change. Analyzing this information, I was surprised to see people who came from a more urban society for the lack of a better term didn’t seem as environmentally cautious as their counterparts. Still, there can be more research done on this subject. Maybe my results did show some partiality towards the participates who came from an urban setting, because 52.38% did come from a city area. I would have liked to see how the aforementioned results would have turned out be if there’d been an equal amount of participants in the urban, suburban, and rural area, in order to get a

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